Center for Assessment and Applied Research

 What Is CAAR?

The Center for Assessment and Applied Research (CAAR) leads UCI’s assessments of student learning outcomes, and we conduct applied research on all aspects of the student experience.

CAAR provides campus leaders with information on students, programs, and policies to support planning and decision-making. Our work promotes the importance of systematic inquiry, evidence-based decision-making, and the continuous improvement of undergraduate and graduate education. Most of our projects are collaborative, involving faculty, staff, and administrators—we value building shared responsibility for student success.

What We Do

CAAR offers guidance and a variety of services to our UCI partners. Please explore the following pages to learn more about our offerings in the following areas:


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